Advancing Boiler Steam Conditions

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G. Horn

Central Electricity Generating Board, Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories, Gloucestershire, England

P. J. Street

Central Electricity Generating Board, Marchwood Engineering Laboratories, Southampton, England

J. Eng. Power 91(2), 121-127 (Apr 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3574683 History: Received June 03, 1968; Online August 25, 2011


Factors preventing the advancement of steam temperature in power plant are discussed. The construction of a coal-fired pilot plant designed to superheat steam to 760 deg C (1400 deg F) is described and the results of corrosion trials analyzed. Conclusions are drawn from the experiments relating to possible advances in design.

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